Hello! Sorry for the long wait, I went through a breakup and it was hard for me to have any will to write, but I got over it, now I'm doing great!
Hope you guys enjoy this chapter because I certainly did!
Charlotte was pretty proud of herself, her and Ethan had already gone out a few times, they weren't officially dating, though. By the time school ended, Ethan had asked her to be his girlfriend and she was very happy. She wanted him to meet her family, obviously, and she was glad they were dating officially now so she could introduce him as her boyfriend.
"Mom, he is such a gentleman, he is super smart so he's been helping me with Math," Charlotte said.
"Really?" Beca asked.
"Yeah! Remember how I got a B+ on my last test?" Charlotte asked and Beca nodded. "He helped me!"
"I feel happy for you, Char," Beca said with a smile. "I guess you having a boyfriend now forces Chloe and I to have the talk, right?"
Charlotte groaned and slouched.
"Come on, mom! Do you have to?" she asked.
"Char, you're 16 and you're dating a boy, we do have to," Beca said.
"I wish you'd still be awkward and avoid this," Charlotte said and crossed her arms.
"I could still be awkward and we wouldn't avoid this," Beca said.
"Alright, let's get this over with," she said.
"Well, Char, you're no longer a kid, you know all about sex by now," Beca said, adjusting her position so she was no longer leaning on the kitchen counter. She sat down at the table in front of her daughter. "I won't bother you with details, my bottom line is protection. When I was your age, my parents didn't talk to me about this kind of stuff and where did it get me? Pregnant at 18 years old. As amazing as it was for me to have you, it is really difficult to have a kid at such a young age so that is not something I want for you or your sisters."
"There are so many ways to avoid pregnancy nowadays, there's the birth control pills, condoms, both male and female," Beca said.
"There are female condoms?" Charlotte asked.
"Yeah," Beca said. "Anyway, you can get condoms even if you're a girl and have them, I don't know, in your bedside table."
"You mean Ethan can come over?" Charlotte brightened up.
"Yeah," Beca said. "If I were you, I'd get birth control pills, ask your gyno about it, she'll help you. As for condoms, you can get them online for free."
"I didn't know that," Charlotte said.
"And condoms don't only prevent unwanted pregnancy, they also prevent STDs," Beca said. "This is true for this relationship now or any future relationship you'll have with someone with a penis; don't have sex without a condom. You can get an abortion, but you can't cure AIDS."
"Wow, I never thought of that," Charlotte said. "Thanks a lot mom."
"Oh, can I ask you a.. Sort of an intimate question?" Charlotte asked.
"Sure," Beca said.
"Does.. losing your virginity hurt?" Charlotte asked.
"That's relative. Some girls feel more pain than others. It also helps if you're not feeling very nervous," Beca said.
"Does it.. Will I bleed?" Charlotte asked.
"You might," Beca nodded. "Again, some girls bleed more than others."
"That's a little scary," Charlotte confessed.
"Yeah, but hey, it only happens once," Beca said. "That's why I also tell you; take it easy. Don't rush into it, you only get to lose your virginity once and it's the only time you'll remember for the rest of your life, so make it worth it."
"You're giving great advice and you're not awkward… are you high?" Charlotte asked, which made Beca burst out laughing.
"No, I just.. Being a mom grew on me. I like being open with my daughters," Beca said.
"Thanks a lot, mom," Charlotte smiled.
"You're welcome," Beca smiled back and grabbed her hand. "Again, don't rush into anything."
"I won't," Charlotte said.
"This made me wonder.. You didn't lose your virginity to Callie?"
"Yes, that's why I'm asking you about it a year and a half later," Charlotte deadpanned, which made Beca roll her eyes and the teeanger laughed. "Mom, Callie was nice and she seemed to like me, but.. I don't know, I didn't want to."
"That's okay," Beca said.
"Not for her, that's the reason she broke up with me," Charlotte said. "Because I wouldn't 'put out',"
"Really?" Beca asked, surprised by the new information. "Sorry to hear that."
"It's fine, mom. I'd rather not be with someone like that," Charlotte said.
"You're right," Beca said with a sigh. "Any plans for the summer?"
"Actually yeah, I was thinking of getting this job at the mall," Charlotte said. "You know, first job experience, having my own money, maybe I can pay for gas."
"That is something I will seriously support. What is the job?" Beca asked.
"It's a barista at Tiago Coffee Bar and Kitchen," Charlotte said. "Alice is a waitress there and she said they're training new baristas."
"I support it, do you need help putting together a resume?" Beca said.
"Actually, that'd be great!" Charlotte said.
"Great, I think Chloe would be a better help than me," Beca said with a chuckle.
"Okay, I'll ask her when she comes home," Charlotte said.
Beca smiled and got up. The two left the room, Charlotte went to her room and Beca went to the living room, sitting down on the couch.
"Mommy!" Sophie came in.
"Yeah?" Beca asked.
"Do you think I should cut my hair?" Sophie asked, pulling her French braid to the front.
Beca looked at her and didn't know how to answer. She loved Sophie's hair, it was long, her braid went to her elbows, meaning when her hair was loose it went almost down to her waist.
"I don't know, what do you think?" Beca asked. "Is this length working out for you?"
"Yeah," Sophie said, playing with the ends of it. "But it gets really heavy when I have to put my hair up in a bun, which makes pirouettes really difficult."
"Well then maybe you should get a haircut," Beca said.
"Okay," Sophie said. "Can you make an appointment?"
"Sure, baby," Beca smiled.
"I'll go get ready for dance!" Sophie said, disappearing into the hallway.
Beca laughed and turned on the TV. Sure, it was summer, but for Sophie, it meant more dance now that school was out. She only had about an hour or 2 every day when she was home between classes.
Beca was usually more free during the summer, except for a trip every once in a while, but she tried to work from home as much as possible to be around her kids more and, if she couldn't, Nikki was there to help, like now, for instance, Nikki was going to take Sophie to dance.
Both her mothers and Charlotte were taking her first real relationship very seriously, taking them with baby steps. Ethan had met them, Charlotte had met Ethan's parents, during the summer they were allowed to stay out later with each other but they never slept over. Chloe and Beca weren't exactly prohibitive of that but they were proud that it was the teenagers' choice. They had been dating for over 4 months, Ethan had been there for Leslie's 7th birthday and he loved discussing Math with her. Charlotte was surprised Leslie understood more of what she was studying than she did. Beca had taken her to take another test and it turned out her IQ seemed to have changed, she used to be in the 120 to 132 range, now she was in the 140 to 152 range. The couple was very confused about this change, but the expert who took the test explained that her IQ didn't actually change, the test just got more stable because of her age. The first test she had taken was at age 4, the older she gets, the more stable and reliable the tests would get. They were told that her IQ would not increase, the values might actually become more accurate with time.
Beca talked to Chloe about her talk with Charlotte and the redhead was very proud of her wife. She'd learned to leave her awkwardness aside and help her daughters. She was very proud of her daughter as well, the 16-year-old was being very mature.
"Do you think that, if she does decide to sleep over at Ethan's house, she'll tell us?" Beca asked.
"I do, we don't forbid her, we don't say she can't," Chloe shrugged and went under the covers.
Beca nodded, thoughtful.
"Yeah," she said, finally.
Chloe smiled and placed her hand over her wife's.
"We're doing the right thing, babe," she said. "Don't worry."
Beca looked up at her and smiled.
"I know. I thought things would get easier as they grew up but the problems got more complicated," she chuckled.
"Yeah," Chloe chuckled as well.
"Mommy?" Sophie knocked on the door.
"Yeah? Come in," Beca said.
Sophie opened the door and let herself in, closing the door after her.
"Mommy, my stomach hurts," Sophie said, holding her stomach. "Help me so I can go to dance tomorrow."
"You're worried about not going to dance?"
"Very," Sophie said, sitting on her mothers' bed.
"Stay here, I'll get you something," Chloe said, getting up from the bed. Sophie snuggled up to her mother and curled up in a ball.
"Where does it hurt?" Beca asked, rubbing her daughter's back.
Sophie pointed to where her stomach was and Beca was relieved. The little redhead was growing, she had the body of a pre-teen, she began developing breast buds over a year ago and signs of puberty were definitely there.
"Mommy, is it my period?" Sophie asked.
"I don't think so, baby, it's just a stomachache," Beca said.
"Okay," Sophie said. "I wanna get my period."
"You will, baby, don't worry," Beca said, kissing the top of her head.
Chloe came back with a glass of water, drops and a spoon. She gave Sophie the medication and she washed it down with water.
"Thanks, mamma," she said.
"You're welcome," Chloe smiled. "If you feel worse, call us or come back, okay?"
"Okay," Sophie nodded before going back to her room.
Slowly, Charlotte started spending the night at Ethan's, Ethan would spend the night over and it was very fun. Ethan loved the movie nights and discussions with Leslie, the little one loved him! They would do their homeworks together and they would both help Charlotte with Math.
Charlotte was very mature, she did tell Beca and Chloe that nothing happened between her and Ethan and the couple told her she didn't need to keep reassuring them, they trusted her and the teenager seemed to relax.
It was a Sunday, a week before classes started all over again and Beca, Chloe, Sophie and Leslie were home. Chloe and Sophie were baking a cake, Leslie was reading a book and Beca was in her office.
"Mamma, why are you and mommy so nervous about Charlotte and her boyfriend?" Sophie asked after moments of silence.
"What?" Chloe asked, taken aback by the question.
"You and mommy seem nervous about Charlotte dating a boy," Sophie said.
"Well, we are honey," Chloe said.
"Why is that?" Sophie asked.
"Remember when we talked about sex?"
"Well, Charlotte is now at an age where that is a possibility, she talked to your mom about losing her virginity and we're nervous," Chloe said. "It's a big step in her life."
Sophie frowned, deep in thought.
"I see," Sophie said. "When I date a boy, will you be worried too?"
"Yes, and when Leslie dates we will be worried, too," Chloe said. "You guys are our daughters, we'll always worry."
"I get it," Sophie said. "That's okay."
"Yeah," Sophie nodded as Chloe put the cake in the oven and set the timer.
Chloe smiled at her daughter and stepped closer, stroking her hair.
"I love you,"
"I love you, too," Sophie hugged Chloe tight. "Mamma, this week we need to go fitting for new pointe shoes."
"You're already outgrowing your pair?" Chloe was surprised.
"Yeah," Sophie said. "They're almost dead."
"Well, then we'll go," Chloe said.
"Good," Sophie said. "I need to go wash my hands."
Sophie left the kitchen and Chloe chuckled before wiping her hands on a table cloth and going to her wife's office, opening and closing the door when she heard a sharp noise. She looked up and saw her wife's head pop up from behind the desk.
"What are you doing under your desk?" Chloe asked, with hands on her hips.
"Drugs?" Beca offered with a sheepish smile.
"Drugs don't bark," Chloe crossed her arms.
Beca sighed and stood up to reveal she was holding a chubby cream colored blue eyed puppy, who immediately started wiggling, so she set the puppy down.
"Oh my God! Hi cutie, who are you?" Chloe bent down to pet the puppy, who was wagging its tail happily to play.
"This is Kira, she's a Goberian," Beca said. "I picked her up a couple hours ago, I wanted to surprise you all."
"Beca she's gorgeous! What's a Goberian?" Chloe asked, rubbing the puppy's pink belly.
"A Golden Retriever and Siberian Husky mix," Beca said.
"She's gorgeous!" Chloe said. "I love her!"
Beca smiled. Kira, by the looks of it, was loving the attention.
"Great, I'm sure the girls will, too," Beca said. "I think we can take her upstairs, she's already peed and pooped everywhere."
"Nobody told you to hide a puppy in your office for 2 hours," Chloe said, picking Kira up.
"I was waiting for the right moment!" Beca tried to defend herself.
Chloe rolled her eyes and got up. Kira immediately got back up as well and started biting her jeans, begging for more attention.
"Come on, take her upstairs to meet the girls in the backyard," Chloe said.
"Okay, come on, baby," Beca picked up the puppy and her and Chloe took her to their huge backyard and set her down. Luckily, they had a fence and gate around the pool so they didn't need to worry about Kira falling in.
"Girls? Char, Soph, Leslie?" Chloe called from the staircase. "Come down, we have someone to meet you!"
Sophie came first, followed by Charlotte and Leslie was last. When the redhead and her teenage sister laid eyes on the puppy, they gasped and shrieked for a second before they made their way over, Kira was wagging her tail.
"Mommy, who is that? Do we get a puppy?" Sophie asked.
"Yeah mom, is it ours?" Charlotte said.
Leslie grinned widely when she saw the puppy and ran over to play with it as well.
"Yes, this is Kira, our family puppy. She is 7 weeks old, Goberian, that's a Golden Retriever and Siberian Husky mix," Beca said.
"She is so precious!" Charlotte said.
"I love her!" Sophie said.
"I love her too!" Leslie said.
"Thanks mom!" Charlotte got up and hugged Beca, followed by her two little sisters.
YAAAY! End note: if you wanna see what Kira looks like, go to kiragoberian on Instagram, she's my puppy so I had to include her in the story, she's simply the best and sweetest dog ever